WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that $1,000,000 in federal funding is heading to New Frontier Treatment Center (NFTC) located in Fallon, Nevada to expand mental and behavioral health care treatment capacity. This grant is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Rural Development grant program.
“Nevada, like our nation, faces a growing mental health crisis and the lack of access to care disproportionately affects those living in rural communities,” said Senator Rosen. “This funding that I helped secure will expand access to mental health treatment in Churchill County, and I’ll continue to secure more resources to strengthen mental health services across our state.”
“I’m proud to have helped deliver this funding to rural Nevada to support Nevadans facing mental and behavioral health issues,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Local organizations like NFTC play a vital role on the ground in getting people the help and resources they need, and I’ll continue to support their dedicated efforts.”
This funding will be used to expand residential treatment capacity and allow more Nevadans to access services like psychiatric and primary health treatment, medication management, and substance use treatment.
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been leaders in the Senate on mental health issues. Senator Rosen has introduced bipartisan legislation to address the nation’s mental health crisis, including legislation that funds training for teachers and first responders to recognize symptoms of youth mental health. She has also introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide direct funding assistance to K-12 schools for student mental health promotion and suicide prevention efforts. Senator Cortez Masto’s bipartisan bills to combat the crisis of law enforcement suicide and provide mental health resources to police officers were both signed into law. She successfully fought to include $1 billion to support mental health services in schools in the bipartisan Safer Communities Act that passed Congress this summer.Cortez Masto and Rosen also secured $950,000 in the FY22 government spending bill to help Clark County School District better support students recovering from substance use disorder and mental health struggles.